There is a major crisis developing in the Home Care sector due to the lack of Home Care workers.
“I have experienced first hand the situation where home care hours are being allocated to people in need of such help but the hours are not being delivered due to the fact that there is a severe shortage of home care workers”
Many families are experiencing severe difficulty when their care worker is out sick and there is no replacement in place.
“Government need to tackle this issue as a matter of urgency by paying reasonable rates of pay to home help workers and to ensure that the terms and conditions are attractive for workers”.
“Government rhetoric around Slainte Care and keeping older people in their homes as a choice is falling asunder as we witness the failure of the Department of Health to provide a fully operational service for people who need home help”.